Between March 2 and 3 2019, Genron NPO hosted its third Tokyo Conference, invited experts from ten think tanks around the world to come together and engage in dialogue regarding the U.S.-China tension and the future of the world order. The discussions resulted in the drafting of an appeal to be presented to the next G7 host - France - regarding issues participants from ten advanced democracies have deemed to be of some urgency.
The tensions between Washington and Beijing are not limited to the trade war but are beginning to show signs of a full-fledged face-off in pursuit of regional and global hegemony. The rivalry between the two countries is posing historical challenges and uncertainty to the liberal international order. At the Tokyo Conference, panelists from ten global thinktanks discussed the implications of tension in Sino-U.S. relations on the future of international order, international free-trade regime and multinational platforms such as the G-7, while exchanging views on how to defend and advance the liberal values and multilateralism.